Preteen girl looking at a cell phone with her parents

Personalized picks at your fingertips

Get the mobile app on iOS and Android

Parents' Guide to

The Two Princes

By Diana Baron-Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Star-studded audio adventure centers LGBTQ+ community.

Podcast Adventure Gimlet Media Average run time: 20 minutes
The Two Princes poster

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Beautiful fantasy adventure with diverse characters .

We just finished season 1 and absolutely loved it! The story was exciting, the characters wonderfully mutli-layered and I loved the representation of love, of gender, of honour, of friendship and strength. My 8 and 11 year olds and I can't wait to listen to more. Younger audiences may find the content a little slow initially or harder to follow, but still a very fun listen.
age 7+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

With lush sound design and scoring, this delightful adventure plays with the storytelling potential of narrative audio while recasting the romance of a traditional fairytale with queer protagonists. The cast of The Two Princes features a slate of beloved actors hailing from both the stage and screen -- Christine Baranski as the imperious Queen Lavinia, Samira Wiley in the fierce role of Joan, and Mathew Rhys flexing his comedy chops as Sir Percy.

Fans of YA fantasy will enjoy this podcast for its short, immersive episodes and snappy dialogue. The accomplished cast carries off even the stiffest of moments with gusto, making the show a standout among current audio fictions for this age group. With three seasons streaming on Spotify and an upcoming screen adaptation in production at HBO Max, this lighthearted adventure story is a crowd pleaser as much for its unabashed queer romance plot lines as for its fresh approach to the genre of kids fantasy. Parents may become just as immersed in the compelling story as their kids and may even find themselves listening on their own.

Podcast Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate